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Holy Motors (2012)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 July 2012 (France)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Mr. Oscar / Le Banquier / La Mendiante / L'O.S de la Motion Capture / M. Merde / Le Père / L'Accordéoniste / Le Tueur / Le Tué / Le Mourant / L'Homme au Foyer
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Céline (as Édith Scob)
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Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau ...
Léa (Élise)
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Angèle
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L'Homme à la tache de vin
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Le Dormeur / Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax ...
Reda Oumouzoune ...
L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata ...
La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey ...
Le Photographe / Voix Limousine
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Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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In the anthology film Tokyo! (2008), a segment Leos Carax made focuses on the character Merde, also played by Denis Lavant. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Oscar: I am so afraid I will never die.
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"Katya, for you" with a picture of Yekaterina Golubeva during the closing credits. See more »

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References Godzilla (1954) See more »

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Who Were We?
Lyrics by Leos Carax and Neil Hannon
Music by Neil Hannon
Orchestrated and arranged by Andrew Skeet
Performed by Kylie Minogue and Berlin Music Ensemble
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Holy Motors is unholy nonsense
26 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This art fantasy film is like a sequence of dream segments. Good art combines such creativity with some intelligent organization to support the fantasy. The intelligence of creativity provides meaning to the emotion that is creatively expressed. This film lacks intellect though some pseudo-intellectual suggestions attempt to make the film have some meaning. The result is the film is pure nonsense.

The bizarre nature of the film arouses viewer curiosity. I kept watching it, knowing I was wasting my time, just to see if the film had some redeeming qualities around the next corner. This redemption was totally lacking, and the idiotic ending made this point with finality.

I urge you to watch to decide for yourself if this film is a work of good art or bad art. If you can get carried away with the meaningless emotional outpouring of the film you might like it. If art is more to you than free association dreaming, the film becomes a total bore. The film does have exploitive emotional impact at times, and for some this may enable them to enjoy it. For others the film is totally boring and nonsensical.


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